Leiv Harald Nielsen of Summerland, BC passed away peacefully on March 26 th, 2008 in the Penticton Hospital at the age of 85. Leiv is survived by his loving wife Rita, son Eric (Krystyna) Nielsen of Edmonton, daughter Karen (Brian) Sevick of Strathmore, 5 grandchildren: Cade (Tara), Carey, Jimi, Jessica and Jane, 3 great granddaughters: Ciara, Savanna and Madisyn and Finnie. “Leif” was born in Stavanger Norway on November 27, 1922. He sailed in the Norwegian merchant navy as a young engineer serving in World War II. In 1949 he met his wife Rita and immigrated to Canada. As a stationary engineer he worked for Shell Oil, Gulf Oil, and then taught steam engineering at the Kelsey Institute in Saskatoon. Leif and Rita retired to Summerland, BC in 1986 where they have made numerous friends. Leif has been involved with the Naval Vets, the Legion, Sons of Norway and the Scandinavian Club. He enjoyed gardening, fi shing, camping and woodworking. He will be dearly missed. Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 4 th, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. from the Summerland Legion, Branch #22, 14205 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland, BC with Padre Rick Gay offi ciating. Donations may be made to BC Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the familysummerlandfuneralhome@vip.net

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